Stefano Domenicali has stood alongside Felipe Massa for all twelve years that the Brazilian has been involved with Scuderia Ferrari and what he had to say on the day after the announcement that this long chapter was coming to a close was hearfelt.
“I wish to thank Felipe with all my heart and also on behalf of all our fans around the world, for the extraordinary job he has done for the team over so many years,” commented Domenicali.
“Felipe has always behaved like a real team player. Together we have lived through some great times and also a few dramatic moments, which have helped to cement a truly unique relationship on both a professional and personal level.”
“He will always be part of our family and we wish him all the very best for the future. Now we must concentrate all our efforts on the remaining seven races of the season”
“We know that, as always, we can count on Felipe’s contribution, while we work together to reach our goals. Our determination will not waver one iota right to the very end,” added the Ferrari team principal.
As one chapter comes to a close, another one resumes after a break. “I am pleased to welcome Kimi back to the Scuderia, the team with which he won his World Championship title,” concluded Domenicali.
“I sense he is very happy to be returning to Maranello and very determined to tackle the work that awaits him in the best way possible.” (Ferrari)
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